Phosphonated calix[4]arene-based amphiphiles as scaffolds for fluorescent nano-fibres

Adam D. Martin, Ramiz A. Boulos, Keith A. Stubbs, Colin L. Raston

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p-Phosphonic acid calix[4]arene bearing lower rim O–C18H37 alkyl chains assemble into 6 nm diameter fibres, which deposit from toluene onto mica and graphite, as characterised using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Molecular simulations support a micelle-like arrangement of calixarenes with the alkyl chains directed inwards, and they form a composite material with a fluorescent molecule.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7329-7331
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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